Voter Registration FAQs
- You are a citizen of the United States
- You are at least 18 years old on or before the day of the General Election. If you will be 18 on or before the day of the general election, you may vote in the Primary Election for candidates only, but not on the issues.
- You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days before the election.
- You register to vote at least 30 days before the election.
Does everyone have to be registered in order to vote?Yes, except for members of the armed forces serving on active duty. the spouses and dependents are also exempt if they left Ohio to be near the service member.
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- The Auglaize County Board of Elections
- The Bureau of Motor Vehicles
- Public Library
How do I register by mail?
You may request a registration form from the Board of Elections or the Secretary of State's office by mail, telephone, in person, and by download. Mailed registration forms sent to the Board of Elections or the Secretary of State's office must be postmarked 30 days before an election to be valid. All other registration forms must be received by the Board of Elections 30 days before an election to be valid for that election.
Do I declare my party affiliation when I register?
No. Under Ohio Law, the ballot you vote in a Primary Election determines your party affiliation.
What if I change my address or name?
If you are registered and move within the state or same county or change your name, you must report the change to the Board of Elections by completing a voter registration form at the Auglaize County Board of Elections or by mail as stated above. You may also complete a notice of change in voting status and file it with the court when you apply for a marriage license or when your name is changed. Mailed forms sent to the Board of Elections or Secretary of State's office must be postmarked 30 days before and election to be valid for the election. All other registration forms must be received by the Board of Elections 30 days before an election to be valid for that election. *At the bottom of this page, download a PDF of the Voter Registration Form.*
- If you change your name and/or move from one precinct to another in your county, you may report the change and cote by appearing at the Board of Elections during the absentee voting period; or on election day you may go to the polling place in the precinct in which or the Board of Elections.
- If you move from on county to another in the state, you may report the change and vote at the Board of Elections in the county in which you now reside during the absentee voting period, or on election day at the precinct in which you reside or the Board of Elections.
How can I get TDD Assistance?
The Secretary of State's office maintains a phone line to provide information on registration and voting for deaf and hearing impaired citizens. The telephone number is 614-466-0562.
Page Last Modified: June 20, 2012